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  Leslie Lang
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a full-time and award-winning writer, author, ghostwriter, blogger and editor specializing in content marketing and Hawaii (whether the subject is Hawaii travel, business, culture, or other). I also write memoirs, biographies and family history books for clients, and I blog at Ancestry.com and Fodors.com.

My degrees are in journalism and cultural anthropology (of Hawaii and the Pacific). I wrote "Exploring Historic Hilo," and co-authored "Mauna Kea: A Guide to Hawaii's Sacred Mountain."

My magazine articles have appeared in Islands, Pages, the Hawaiian Airlines in-flight Hana Hou, Honolulu, Hawaii Business, many Hawaii hotel guest books, Country Life International (UK), and elsewhere.

I am a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Association of Personal Historians.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Blogger 8 Years
Copywriter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 16 Years
Hawaii, Memoir/Biography/Family History 16 Years
Hawaii, Memoir/Biography/Family History 16 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ancestry.com (11+), Fodors.com (6-10), Oahu Publications (3-5), Watermark Publishing (3-5), Trade Publishing (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Richard Ha / Hamakua Springs (11+), Olomona Loomis ISC (3-5), Trek Bicycles (1-2), ALTRES Staffing (1-2)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office applications; Macintosh OS X; some HTML.
Technical Skills
Some photo editing, web design, familiarity with WordPress and other blogging platforms.
Equipment
MacBook Pro; Canon S70 digital camera; iPad
Foreign Language Skills
Some Hawaiian.
References
Available upon request.
Awards
"Excellence in Journalism" award for feature writing/long form from the Society of Professional Journalists; two Hawai`i Visitor and Convention Bureau's "Keep It Hawa‘ii" awards (print media division).
Associations
American Society for Journalists and Authors; Association of Personal Historians.
Other
I have degrees in journalism and cultural Hawaiian anthropology.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Honolulu, HI. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Leslie Lang's company blog)
At Talk Story Press, I write or ghostwrite memoirs, biographies and family history books.
(The blog of Hamakua Springs)
I have written, ghostwritten and edited this blog three times a week since its inception in 2006.
(Honolulu)
(Honolulu)
(Honolulu)
(Hana Hou!)
This article for the Hawaiia Airlines in-flight magazine Hana Hou! took first place in the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau's "Keep it Hawai‘i" awards, print media division. It tells the story of the Kanaka'ole family, which traces its roots back to the earliest hula history.
Contact Info
  Leslie Lang
Hilo, Big Island, HI 
USA

Tel: 808 964-1494  
E-Mail: leslie@leslielang.com
Website: http://www.leslielang.com